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Former SD Gov. [Bill] Janklow says he's dying of cancer
Associated Press ^ | 11-4-11 | CHET BROKAW and KRISTI EATON

Posted on 11/04/2011 6:24:25 PM PDT by Justaham

With a fresh incision curving along his hairline from temple to ear visible to all, former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow broke down and cried Friday as he announced that he's dying of brain cancer.

But it wasn't the cancer that prompted the tears. It was recalling what he called the one regret of his life: a 2003 car wreck that killed a Minnesota man and ended Janklow's political career.

"I know it's over. I know it's at the end of the trail, but I don't hurt," he said of the weeks-old cancer diagnosis.

Janklow, 72, a Republican who dominated South Dakota politics for more than a quarter century, said the cancer is aggressive and that he's undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The incision along the left side of his face is from a recent procedure during which doctors examined the cancer.

Janklow gathered reporters to make the announcement Friday afternoon, and said he wanted to keep the meeting short because he has trouble forming his thoughts. At various points, he had to pause to find the right words and said he could not recall his specific type of cancer.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: billjanklow; brain; braincancer; cancer; janklow

1 posted on 11/04/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

He killed a motorcyclist, while DUI, and has never been punished for it. I know what I would do with him. Charlie Daniels has some solid ideas on what should be done with people like him.


2 posted on 11/04/2011 6:32:21 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists inside and outside our borders, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: SFC Chromey

We are better than that type of thinking. I hope.

try compassion...learn about forgiveness...it’s a beautiful thing.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 6:37:38 PM PDT by keeper53
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4 posted on 11/04/2011 6:39:28 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Justaham
Must be scary to think about meeting your maker with that on your soul.
5 posted on 11/04/2011 6:42:56 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Glenn
"he wanted to keep the meeting short because he has trouble forming his thoughts."

Yeah, I'm gonna go with that plan for Judgement Day...

6 posted on 11/04/2011 7:03:43 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SFC Chromey

I imagine he’s punished himself more than any court could.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 7:08:59 PM PDT by JPG (The loons at OWS will soon be at each others throats.)
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To: keeper53

Well said.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 7:10:14 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SFC Chromey

“He killed a motorcyclist, while DUI, and has never been punished for it”.

I believe with a little research, you will find both of those points are NOT true.


9 posted on 11/04/2011 7:13:34 PM PDT by wita
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To: SFC Chromey
Seems someone of higher calling is handing out the punishment.
10 posted on 11/04/2011 7:27:08 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Justaham

I wouldn’t wish brain cancer on my worst enemy!


11 posted on 11/04/2011 8:24:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: keeper53

Very well put. We are not here to judge. Especially when it is not our situation to deal with.


12 posted on 11/04/2011 9:01:56 PM PDT by handmade
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To: SFC Chromey

He was convicted of 2nd degree manslaughter, spent time in jail and parole. There was some contention that he had a diabetic seizure that caused the collision.

He was the former governor and was at the time a sitting member of the house of representatives. The worst thing about this was that when he resigned from the House, Stephanie Herseth, a POS socialist democrat took his seat.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 9:04:43 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: org.whodat; JPG; SFC Chromey
The claims in #2 are false, but don't let that stop you.

Janklow was not drunk and he was tried, convicted, sentenced and served his time.

14 posted on 11/04/2011 9:04:51 PM PDT by newzjunkey (TeaParty & establishment GOP conspire to reelect Obama.)
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To: keeper53
try compassion...learn about forgiveness...

You forgot to include justice.

15 posted on 11/05/2011 7:41:47 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: handmade; SFC Chromey
We are not here to judge

The why have you judged SFC's comments?

16 posted on 11/05/2011 7:48:29 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Justaham

Prayers for him.


17 posted on 11/05/2011 8:17:46 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Balding_Eagle

see post 14


18 posted on 11/06/2011 5:45:20 AM PST by keeper53
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To: Justaham

I am one of hundreds of South Dakotans who were the target of Janklow’s bullying. While I was taught to pray for those who persecute you, I have a sense of relief that Janklow will soon face the ultimate Judge who he cannot bully and will make him honestly account for what he has done. Were Janklow a prudent man he would spend the rest of his days apologizing and seeking forgiveness starting with the families of Randy Scott, the motorcyclist he killed while running a stop sign while speeding, and Gina Score, 14 year old girl literally run to death in a Janklow designed juvenile “boot camp”. However, knowing Janklow he will likely remain arrogant to the end.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 12:41:25 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: RJS1950
a POS socialist democrat took his seat

Was she appointed or did she win an election? And if she's still there, the people of SD must want socialists representing them.

20 posted on 11/06/2011 12:48:03 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

If I remember correctly there was a special election. She is not there anymore, a conservative woman, Kristi Noem, took her seat in 2010.


21 posted on 11/06/2011 2:56:28 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Thanks for the info. I have heard of Rep. Noem. I’m glad the people regained their senses.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 3:04:27 PM PST by rabidralph
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